Journal of Cancer Epidemiology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Determinants of Cervical Cancer Screening Uptake among Women in Ilorin, North Central Nigeria: A Community-Based Study

Table 2

Respondents’ awareness, attitude, and uptake of cervical cancer screening.

Variables   (%)

Aware of screening
Yes228 (67)
No110 (33)
Aware of benefits of screening
Yes226 (66.9)
No112 (33.1)
Attitude to screening
Positive327 (97)
Negative 11 (3)
Screening uptake
Yes 27 (8.0)
No 311 (92.0)
Number of timesn = 27
Once 7 (25.9)
Twice 8 (29.6)
Three or more times 7 (25.9)
Cannot remember 5 (18.5)
Reasons for not screeningn = 311
Low risk perception113 (36.3)
Husband did not agree 7 (2.3)
Fear of being tagged promiscuous 38 (12.2)
High cost of screening 43 (13.5)
Fear of been diagnosed of cancer 18 (5.8)
Did not know where to go for screening 62 (19.9)
Others 31 (10.0)